Marcus Dieterle

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Marcus Dieterle is the associate editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He has returned to Baltimore after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Maryland. Before that, he served as the editor-in-chief of The Towerlight. Marcus graduated from Towson University in 2018 with his bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. He can be reached at [email protected]

Maryland public school to remain closed for four weeks, Hogan announces additional actions in response to coronavirus

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Gov. Larry Hogan announces additional actions in response to the coronavirus on Wednesday inside the State House. Image via Gov. Larry Hogan’s Facebook Live broadcast.

All Maryland public schools will remain closed for at least the next four weeks as the state attempts to limit the spread of COVID-19, State Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon announced Wednesday during a press conference with Gov. Larry Hogan.

“We do not make this decision lightly. However, with the challenges facing our state and our country, we have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our school communities and the communities at large,” Salmon said.

Salmon said state school personnel are working with local school systems to “resume the continuity of learning” next week. Schools will be closed until at least April 24.

Maryland surpasses 400 confirmed coronavirus cases, one day after passing 300-case mark

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland surpassed 400 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, just a day after crossing the 300-case mark.

An additional 74 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total number of coronavirus cases to at least 423. Four Marylanders have died due to COVID-19.

Prince George’s County man becomes fourth coronavirus death in Maryland

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

A Prince George’s County man in his 60s became the fourth Marylander to die from the new coronavirus, state health officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Previously, Maryland confirmed three other deaths from COVID-19, including a separate Prince George’s County man in his 60s, a Baltimore County man in his 60s, and a Montgomery County woman in her 40s.

City suspends parking enforcement, scales back in-person services, announces other changes amid pandemic

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Photo by Jeff Kubina, via Flickr, CC-by-2.0.

Various Baltimore City agencies have adjusted their service hours and operations to encourage social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Monday afternoon.

The city has suspended parking enforcement, scaled back maintenance operations, postponed non-federally funded paving and sidewalk work, and announced other changes to regular services.

“We have taken these measures to protect the health and safety of our City employees and the residents of Baltimore City as we work to continue performing core, essential services,” Young said in a statement.

Maryland coronavirus total surpasses 300 with 61 additional cases Tuesday

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland surpassed 300 coronavirus cases on Tuesday after 61 more Marylanders tested positive, bringing the statewide total to at least 349.

Montgomery County surpassed 100 coronavirus cases with a total of at least 107 confirmed cases as of Tuesday morning.

Only three of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions have yet to report any confirmed cases of COVID-19: Allegany, Dorchester and Kent counties.

Police dispersing large gatherings, working with National Guard for humanitarian efforts

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young speaks as Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, left, and Fire Chief Niles Ford, right, listen on. Image via Mayor Young’s Twitter.

The Baltimore Police Department has been enforcing a recent executive order from Gov. Larry Hogan prohibiting any gatherings larger than 10 people, Commissioner Michael Harrison said Monday afternoon.

“When we get calls of non-compliance, where there are gatherings of 10 people or more, we are responding to that and dispersing those individuals and educating those business owners on what’s actually required under the governor’s executive order,” he said.

Rams Head Live postpones shows through end of May due to coronavirus

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Matt and Kim perform at Rams Head Live in November 2019. Image via Rams Head Live’s Facebook.

After closing its doors a week ago under state orders in response to the new coronavirus, Rams Head Live has postponed all shows through the end of May.

The downtown Baltimore rock club announced last Monday that it would close due to state restrictions on large gatherings in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maryland confirms 44 new coronavirus cases, bringing state total to 288

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

Another 44 Marylanders have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total number of confirmed cases to 288. Three Marylanders have died due to the coronavirus.

Only three counties in Maryland have not reported any confirmed cases of COVID-19: Allegany, Dorchester and Kent counties.

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